In her mid-20s, Kim Ciccone started abusing cocaine and opiates. Addiction and substance abuse is an issue many people can relate to, either from personal experience or through a loved one. Kim’s life became a cycle of addiction, a story that feels all too familiar.
In the midst of her addiction, Kim was dealing with an extreme domestic violence situation and in a codependent relationship.
However, Kim’s parents connected her with CFC Recovery’s addiction recovery non-profit in New Jersey. Kim has now been clean for two years and is running CFC’s women’s empowerment program and working as our full-time marketing and event coordinator.
Speaking about her personal story at CFC’s annual fundraising gala last spring, Kim moved the audience and received a lot of gratitude for sharing her experiences.
Kim has also been mentoring a woman who is dealing with similar struggles that Kim has faced in her life.
Kim’s story is an inspiration to many people in recovery and shows how a sober community can really work to change lives.
CFC Recovery was founded in 2012 by the Reagan family to build a community-based recovery system for those in need. Today, CFC Recovery has assisted over 20,000 families struggling with addiction, and we are proud to have been able to be a part of Kim’s recovery journey.